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Old 08-12-2008, 08:02 AM   #1
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Another newbie from UK.

I took myself on a two day DW course as I'm developing a Share the Road campaign and needed a basic web presence that looked serious, no gimmicks etc. Critical comments invited on this one:

www.sharetheroad.org.uk

I did a bit in FP a few years back so I'm really a complete novice esp to stuff like CSS. I found the hardest thing was learning DW and developing content at the same time (I'm rubbish at multitasking).

I also found templates really fiddly (they weren't covered in the course) so eventually junked them and re-used old pages. Will not be ideal in future I know.

I'm sure I'll have lots of Q's for you experts but just wanted to say Hi.
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:14 AM   #2
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:47 AM   #3
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welcome

regarding your site

i suggest you revisit the design.

Its not bad but your being over clean in your design. You need a splash of colour like a banner
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:07 PM   #4
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regarding your site

i suggest you revisit the design.

Its not bad but your being over clean in your design. You need a splash of colour like a banner
Thanks, I tend to agree, I'll work on it.
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:21 PM   #5
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Thanks, I tend to agree, I'll work on it.
Hi David UK amd welcome to DWC forums. You can get lots of help here.

I know this is really picky but the logos from supporting companies are quite poor quality and you do need a splash of colour. Do you 'Photoshop' at all?
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:26 PM   #6
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Hi David UK amd welcome to DWC forums. You can get lots of help here.

I know this is really picky but the logos from supporting companies are quite poor quality and you do need a splash of colour. Do you 'Photoshop' at all?
Not picky at all. On logos yes, for fast loading I used Paint Shop Pro to reduce their size (where possible) down to the displayed size, between 80 and 100 pixels wide depending on shape, before importing them into DW. Should I have kept the original size?
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:32 PM   #7
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Not picky at all. On logos yes, for fast loading I used Paint Shop Pro to reduce their size (where possible) down to the displayed size, between 80 and 100 pixels wide depending on shape, before importing them into DW. Should I have kept the original size?
Could depend on two things. How high the resolution was of the original logo and whether they were gifs or jpegs. gifs tend to break down when resized and jpegs are better. Bitmaps (BMP) files are a definite 'no'. If you ask companies to send you high res copies of their logos they'll usually be happy to do so, espacially in your case where they are supporting something worthwhile.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:08 PM   #8
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Welcome to the forums Dave.
What's up with the British Invasion?
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:35 PM   #9
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What's up with the British Invasion?
We are sick of winning medals in the Olympics and have decided to try other extreme activities like web design.
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The British have always been great at invading. It's a 'tactical withdrawl' afterwards we're rubbish at.
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